Archive for July, 2008

MINIMIZE THE TRAVEL PAPER CLUTTER

July 26, 2008

While traveling around you’ll soon end up with an annoying number of paper receipts to keep track on for later filing and reimbursement. One way to minimize the burden on this paper and to safeguard for potential loss is to take a picture of each receipt and store it digitally on your pda phone, digital camera or computer. Before discarding the paper receipt make sure that the original won’t be required for your travel report.

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BUSH CELL PHONE STORE

July 26, 2008

Should you need an upgrade or a new battery, or something else, just go to your local cellular telecommunications store.

PAPERLESS EDUCATION: NEW OPPORTUNITIES

July 26, 2008

Durable and network capable laptops can provide unprecedented opportunities for global education: a prerequisite for development and improved living standards. It should become a major priority to provide these “windows of knowledge” to those who still have to rely on outdated static media for information gathering.

THE MAGIC OF A PAPERLESS LIBRARY

July 26, 2008

At the top of the Victoria Falls I found a nice spot to continue some of my reading, and the eBook batteries were still good for hundreds or maybe thousands of pages after two weeks off the electricity grid.

RE-ENERGIZE AND RE-BOOT

July 26, 2008
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I felt the need to add some adrenaline to my system after several days of calmness at the Macha field lab; a bungee jump seemed to be the perfect solution and Victoria falls offer a unique setting for this. Rafting will add some more physical demanding activity in addition to excitement. Take a brake and do something new, something daring and see how inspiring and energizing it can be.

PAPERLESS TRAVEL FLEXIBILITY

July 26, 2008

This is one of the beauties of the paperless location and time independent workstyle; the possibility to travel to exciting and interesting places while still be up to date with your professional obligations. The Victoria falls are simply majestic.

COMMUNICATIONS, UNLIMITED

July 26, 2008

There seemed to be at least one cell phone available in each village/community – offering global communications capability.

PAPERLESS BUSH OFFICE

July 26, 2008

I spent a few hours walking through nearby communities and was kindly offered a paperless office space by one of the families.
I was however soon surrounded by a curious youth wondering whether my typing made any sense at all.
I used the time to reply to some emails in offline mode. These messages would later be sent to their recipients once Internet connection was re-established.

GROUP MEETING

July 26, 2008

┬árun my group-meeting through one of the free teleconferencing/chat systems between Southern Zambia and Baltimore. The use of external microphone and earphones can improve the communication significantly. You can also make the experience more exciting by choosing an outdoor location for your conference “room”.

SATELLITE -BASED INTERNET ANYWHERE

July 26, 2008

Direct satellite -based access to the Internet enables continuous and fast connections, at the Macha field lab, with the rest of the world. Costly but definitively worth it when it facilitates the work and life of many users. The entire campus can access the Internet through a wireless LAN network.